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Cristian Quintero will lead Trojans at NCAA swimming championships
Cristian Quintero will lead Trojans at NCAA swimming championships

Cristian Quintero is going to be busy the next three days. The USC senior could swim as many as 14 races at the NCAA championships in Iowa City, Iowa, where the Trojans will try to win their first national title since 1977. The championships begin Thursday. “He’s going to be the cornerstone for us,” USC Coach Dave Salo said. Quintero, an applied math major who came to USC from Venezuela, will try to repeat the feat he accomplished at the Pac-12 Conference championships this month. The 6-foot-5 Quintero, the defending NCAA champion in the 500-yard freestyle, won the 500-, 200- and 100-yard freestyle races to lead USC to its first men's title since 1979....

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